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Pune's first state of the art ICU began at KEM Hospital with 3 beds in the early seventies. Expansion was inevitable and in 1986, a modern, 7-bedded Intensive Care Unit with central oxygen supply, central suction, multipara monitors and ventilators was set up. Being in great demand as a dependable ICU, it metamorphosed into a 25-bedded Ultramodern ICU in a matter. This was thanks to a munificent donation from the Tata Trust. Today the KEM ICU has an annual turnover of over 10,000 patients.


In 2006, a new high-tech 10 bed Coronary Care Unit and 9 bed Neuro Critical Care Unit were started.


Chief Intensitivist: Dr. Leena Shah, MD,
Senior Consultants: Dr. R. R. Gadia, M.B.B.S., D.N.B. (Med), Dr. B. D. Bande, M. D.
Other members: Dr. Arati Lokhande, DA, Dr. Rajesh Gavde, TDD


There are 18 ventilators including 3 transport ventilators and 10 modern ventilators.

19 multi-parameters monitors, all with central venous and arterial pressure monitoring.

In house Renal Replacement Therapy like Haemodialysis, Sustained Low Efficiency Daily Dialysis (SLEDD), Hemofilteration and Peritoneal Dialysis.

Ultra Sonography, Echocardiography and X-Ray, Bronchoscopy and GI Endoscopies and intra-aortic balloon pump facilities are available round the clock.

Imaging facilities like CT scan and MRI available in the same building.

24-hour laboratory back-up

24-hour Blood Bank support providing all component separation facilities.

Well maintained library with International Journals and books on Intensive Care

Minor surgical procedures, including Central Line and Tracheostomies.

Isolation rooms for infectious patients and bed side dialysis facilities.


There is a special Reverse Osmosis plant to provide water for dialysis as per European Standards.

24 hour in house consultant Intensivist coverage.

Medical Social Worker helping individuals, couples, families to cope with social, cultural and financial, medical issues resulting from an illness.


In the next couple of years KEM Hospital will have an additional 19 ICU beds on the same floor in the new Dr. Banoo Coyaji Building.

  CONTACT: Dr. Leena Shah- 020- 66037454/66037457  
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